Building FAQs

Blue River Building Department FAQ's

  • Does my project require a building permit?
    • Permits Required for: Staining, sheds, new construction, additions, remodeling, garages, electrical, plumbing, tree removal, some landscaping, fences, excavation, roofing, and siding. When in doubt, call Town Hall to verify before starting work.
  • How can I request an inspection?
    • Email or call (970)485)5193 by 4:00 p.m. the day before.  Inspections are conducted Mondays & Wednesdays.  Monday inspections must be called in by 4:00 p.m. Thursday.
  • Do I need a business license to do work in Blue River?
    • Yes. Anyone doing business in the Town of Blue River is required to have a business license. Please check out our Licensing/Taxes page.
  • What Building Code(s) does Blue River abide by?
    • International Residential 2018 Code and 2017 Electrical Code. Check additional information under our Town Code page, chapter 18.
  • How do I obtain a permit?
    • You may email your application to or stop by Town Hall at 0110 Whispering Pines Circle, Blue River.  Applications are available on this website.
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